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Introduction to High Performance Computing
14-25 August 2017 KTH Lecture Hall E3

Erik Hagersten Uppsala University, teaches courses in computer architecture. His research focus is "Increase data processing speed through adopting architectures and [coherent] data replication." He works in both academia and industry in Sweden and the US, and has initiated a collaborative research program between Uppsala University and Sun's Engineering in the U.S. 

Michael Hanke has been a university lecturer and docent at KTH since 1998. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Humboldt University of Berlin and has lectured in a variety of universities throughout the world, including the Computing Center of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (Russia), Johannes Kepler University (Austria), University of Zaragoza (Spain), and University of Pittsburgh (USA). He has also worked in industry as a Scientific Consultant for Comsol AB and UTRC in East Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Michael's scientific interests include the development of computational methods in systems biology and neuroscience.

Roman Iakymchuk works as a post-doctoral researcher at the PDC Center for High-Performance Computing and the Computational Science and Technology Department at the School of Computer Science and Communication at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Roman obtained a Dr. rer. nat. (which is equivalent to a Ph.D.) in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. During his Ph.D., Roman did an internship at the National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan. Roman carried out his Master’s and Bachelor’s studies in Applied Mathematics at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine. Roman’s research interests span the fields of numerical linear algebra, high-performance computing, and floating-point arithmetic.

Christoph Kessler is a professor for Computer Science at Linköping University, Sweden, where he leads the Programming Environment Laboratory's research group on compiler technology and parallel computing. He received a PhD degree in Computer Science in 1994 from the University of Saarbrücken, Germany, and a Habilitation degree in 2001 from the University of Trier, Germany. In 2001 he joined Linköping university, Sweden, as associate professor at the computer science department (IDA). In 2007 he was appointed full professor at Linköping university. His research interests include parallel programming, compiler technology, code generation, program optimization, and software composition. For publications and further information see his web page at
Niclas Jansson is a postdoc researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He received his M.S. in computer science in 2008 and a PhD in numerical analysis 2013 from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Between 2013 and 2016, Niclas was a postdoc researcher at RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science, where he was part of the application development team of the Japanese exascale program, Flagship 2020, focusing on developing extreme scale multiphysics solvers for the K computer, and currently holds a visiting scientist position at RIKEN. He has extensive experience in extreme scale computing as lead developer of RIKEN's multiphysics framework CUBE and the HPC branch of FEniCS.

Erwin Laure is the director of PDC-HPC, professor for High Performance Computing, and head of the department for Computational Science and Technologies (CST) at KTH. His research interests include programming environments, languages, compilers and runtime systems for parallel and distributed computing. 

Pekka Manninen is a development manager at CSC - IT Center for Science, the national supercomputing center in Finland. At CSC he leads the group of domain scientists working at CSC and is in charge of the science support and of software portfolio in CSC's computing environment. He left the academic world to work for CSC for the first time in 2007, did a two-year stint at the supercomputer vendor Cray Inc in between, and rejoined CSC in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 2004 and holds a position of an adjunct professor at the University of Helsinki.

Stefano Markidis is Assistant Professor at the CST department at KTH. He received a MS degree from Politecnico di Torino and a PhD degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include the investigation of novel programming models for HPC, and innovative algorithms for parallel computing. 

Sergio Rivas-Gomez is a PhD student in High-Performance Computing at KTH. Before joining KTH, he was software developer for Microsoft. His research one-sided communication in MPI and parallel I/O programming models.

Thor Wikfeldt is an Application Expert in Molecular Dynamics at PDC, KTH. He obtained his PhD in chemical physics in 2011 from Stockholm University and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UCL, London, and the University of Iceland between 2011-2015. At PDC, Thor provides advanced user support in the areas of molecular dynamics and computational chemistry, and he also works for the CodeRefinery project where he teaches better scientific software development practices to students and researchers.

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